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Spicy Chicken Breasts

I know so many people who hate chicken breasts because they are easy to overcook, end up turning into leathery bits rather than nice, juicy chicken. And it’s totally understandable – I felt the same way too, till I started cooking my chicken breasts on a skillet instead of the oven.

This recipe for spicy chicken breasts is my favorite because it has lots of flavor, the zippiness from the spice (say bye to boring, tasteless chicken breasts) and are really juicy. The last part is key. Juicy chicken breasts can be a little tricky but just follow these steps and you should be good.

The seasoning in these chicken breasts is a combination of less than 5 ingredients which in my book is a winner. You can add a little broth while cooking to make things a bit saucy, but I really prefer to add a few veggies to the pan which also cook while the chicken is cooking. It becomes a simple, delicious one pan meal if you add some rice, quinoa or polenta to the mix.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 5 minutes
    •    Cook time: 10 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 2


    •   1 tablespoon Oil
    •   2 Chicken Breasts (each breast was approx. half a pound in weight)
    •   1 tablespoon Sriracha
    •   3 Garlic cloves, minced
    •   Salt and Pepper to taste
    •   Chopped Vegetables (Optional)


  1. Mix together sriracha, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl and rub all over the chicken breasts. Set aside for ten to fifteen minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet and add the chicken breasts. Cook on medium high heat on each side for 3-4 minutes. Switch off the flame, cover and let the chicken rest for 5 more minutes before serving.

This great family recipe is thanks to Yummly Recipes at


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